Barcelona is eyeing Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso as the La Liga leaders see the experienced defender as competition for Spanish international Jordi Alba.
Don Balon reports that Alba has not impressed coach Ernesto Valverde and he believes Lucas Digne is not of sufficient quality.
The former Athletic Bilbao gaffer Valverde has made a shortlist of
possible replacement for the ex-valencia star Alba, who has helped the club to three trophies and a Champions League
trophy in 2015.
The former Real Madrid player Alonso has spoken in the past about his links to the Catalan club.
He said: “It’s a compliment that a club like Barca is interested in you. “I am very happy here. I feel very valued by the club and I do not think of anything else.”
Alonso helped Chelsea to a Premier League title last season and has been a regular feature for the blues this season too with two goals in the league so far.